President Yoweri Museveni will address the nation on Saturday, July 31 at 8pm to give updates on “Covid-19 and any other related issues”, his press secretary Lindah Nabusayi tweeted earlier today.
The country went into a 42-day lockdown on June 18 and it’ll end on Friday.
The president is expected to announce new changes or maintain the arrangement as it is.
The information minister was quoted in the media saying the government was considering a phased re-opening.
While the institution of the lockdown has helped reduce the infection rate, security agencies say some people have been flouting Standard Operating Procedures.
“In the course of last week, a total of 2386 persons were arrested countrywide for flouting the lockdown and curfew provisions; 1289 were cautioned, 751 were released on bond, 56 pending, 277 persons were taken to court, a total of 766 motor vehicles were impounded, out of which 407 were issued with EPS tickets, 310 motorists were cautioned, 59 vehicles are still parked; a total of 3872 motorcycles were impounded, out of which 2859 were issued with EPS tickets. 575 riders were cautioned and 447 motorcycles are still parked,” CP Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, said in a Monday statement.
As of July 25, Uganda had registered 92,795 cases of Covid-19, 2,590 deaths, 78,415 recoveries, with 631 cases still in hospitals across the country. 1,135,036 have been immunized so far.